Casalvecchio di Puglia

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Casalvecchio di Puglia
Comune
Comune di Casalvecchio di Puglia
View from Castelnuovo della Daunia
View from Castelnuovo della Daunia
Casalvecchio di Puglia is located in Italy
Casalvecchio di Puglia
Casalvecchio di Puglia
Location of Casalvecchio di Puglia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°36′N 15°7′E / 41.600°N 15.117°E / 41.600; 15.117Coordinates: 41°36′N 15°7′E / 41.600°N 15.117°E / 41.600; 15.117
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Province Foggia (FG)
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Piccirilli
Area
 • Total 31.72 km2 (12.25 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2003)[1]
 • Total 2,082
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 71030
Dialing code 0881

Casalvecchio (Arbërisht: Kazallveqi) is an Arbëreshë comune in the Province of Foggia, Puglia, Italy. Mostly from a 15th-century Albanian migration, the residents have subsisted on family-run farming. Of those native to the area for generations, many have continued use of the Arbëreshë dialect, even those of the post-World War 2 generation.

History[edit]

In 1461 near Monte Gargano in the southeastern Apennine mountains a group of 5000 immigrants from Albania fled the enculturation of the Turks and Islam. They were sent by Gjergj Kastrioti i Krujës, also known as George Castriota Skanderbeg. The area around Puglia was granted to the incomers by the king of Naples.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Casalvecchio di Puglia". Retrieved June 27, 2006.